Man pleads guilty to involvement in deadly James Street fight

Article author: 
Lindsay Keefer |
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Woodburn Independent
Article date: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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A 31-year-old man linked to the August 2013 murder on James Street in Woodburn has pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the second degree.

Juan Torres-Santizo, who was originally facing charges of attempted murder, was sentenced to eight months imprisonment with three years of post-prison supervision by Judge Dale Penn Tuesday for his involvement in a fight with Antonio Segundo, who was unharmed.

However, the Aug. 4 fight at the Victorian Apartments did result in the stabbing death of 23-year-old Juan Bravo Luna, and Mateo Torres-Morales is charged with his murder. The trial for Torres-Morales, who has pleaded not guilty, is set for Nov. 12 before Judge Dennis Graves.

According to a statement from Marion County deputy district attorney Joe Hollander, Torres-Santizo will serve as a material witness in that trial, along with Felipe Torres-Morales and Gaspar Torres-Morales.

Additionally, all four are being held under immigration and customs enforcement.